St. Peter's Church, Folkestone - the Mariner's Church on the East Cliff
St Peter's Church overlooks Folkestone Harbour and has been a focal point for the local fisherman and seafarers for over 150 years. The church has close links with St Peter's School, adjoining, both owing their existence to the generosity of Lord Radnor in the 1860s and later.
There is now a link with St Mary's School, also C of E, within walking distance..
St Peter's welcomes anyone to come along and join them in their worship to God.
The church is widely known for worshipping in the Anglo-Catholic tradition and early on drew the wrath of Archbishop Tait under the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874 for following in the path of John Henry Newman. The victory was St Peter's, however, the then Parish Priest, Fr. Ridsdale, continued very successfully to lead his flock in this tradition until he died in 1923.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM
Every Sunday at 6 PM
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Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM
The Blessing of the Fisheries
First recorded in 1893 and despite the decline of the local fishing industry the the Blessing of the Fisheries continues to be annual event in the life of the community.